A mixed outcome featuring our sides from the North West Counties in FA Vase action this weekend. AFC Darwen and Chadderton will hope to get their game on this Wednesday after the torrential downpour on Friday meant this game was postponed after an early morning pitch inspection.
We lost Runcorn Town, Atherton Collieries and Congleton on the Saturday despite some battling performances.
Runcorn Town went down to 2 late goals at Shildon in a 2-0 defeat, while Congleton lost by a solitary goal at home to Whitley Bay.
Atherton Collieries lost their first game of the season after a 2-1 loss to Seaham Red Star at Alder House.
After going 2-0 down, Jordan Cover pulled one back to set up a tense last 20 minutes but it wasn’t enough and Seaham held on for the win.
Glossop North End cruised through to the third round with a 3-0 win at home to Ryehope CW. It took until the hour mark for GNE to make the break through when Kieron Lugsden opened the scoring, Tom Bailey quickly added a second before a Eddie Moran goal in injury time made it three.
St Helens made a 400 mile round trip to Alnwick Town and will be hoping for something a little closer in the next round after a thrilling 5-4 victory in extra time. Gareth Grant the hero in scoring the winner with 7 minutes remaining.
1874 Northwich made the visit North on the Sunday to visit Bishop Auckland, and despite playing the second half with 10 men came through 4-1 winners.
Goals from Stu Wellstead and Matt Woolley put them 2-0 up before Bishop Auckland pulled one back. Adam Bayley saw red on the stroke of half-time but 1874 had the important lead 2-1 at the break.
Despite playing with 10 men, a Matty Beadle double in the second half was more than enough to send 1874 into Round 3.